Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

The summary for the Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program: This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), a Non-Land-Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA), or at least one forestry school funded under the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food, agricultural or natural resource sciences.The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2024 funding opportunity will be scheduled soon. Please visit again for more information.
Federal Grant Title: Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-TCRGP-010673
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.227
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: December 31st, 2024
Original Application Deadline: December 31st, 2024
Posted Date: May 28th, 2024
Creation Date: May 28th, 2024
Archive Date: January 30th, 2025
Total Program Funding: $7,200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 28th, 2024
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility Requirements Applicants for the TCRGP must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA. Applications may only be submitted by Tribal Colleges or Universities designated as 1994s under the Equity Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 301, as amended). Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process. The eligible 1994s are listed below: 1) Aaniiih Nakoda College 2) Bay Mills Community College 3) Blackfeet Community College 4) Cankdeska Cikana Community College 5) Chief Dull Knife College 6) College of Menominee Nation 7) College of the Muscogee Nation 8) Dine College 9) Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 10) Fort Peck Community College 11) Haskell Indian Nations University 12) Ilisagvik College 13) Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development. 14) Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College 15) Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College 16) Leech Lake Tribal College 17) Little Big Horn College 18) Little Priest Tribal College 19) Navajo Technical University 20) Nebraska Indian Community College 21) Northwest Indian College 22) Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College 23) Oglala Lakota College 24) Red Lake Nation College 25) Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College 26) Salish Kootenai College 27) Sinte Gleska University 28) Sisseton Wahpeton College 29) Sitting Bull College 30) Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 31) Stone Child College 32) Tohono O'odham Community College 33) Turtle Mountain Community College 34) United Tribes Technical College 35) White Earth Tribal and Community College Duplicate or Multiple Submissions – For the FY 2024 program, there are no restrictions in the number of applications that an eligible institution may submit. NIFA will generally only give one 1994 Research Capacity Center award among all the 1994’s and to any one institution: (1) Up to two awards in the New Discovery Research option, (2) One award for Area of Expertise, (3) Up to two awards in Faculty/Community and (4) one award for Conference Grants. There is generally a limit of three awards total to any one eligible institution in response to this RFA (Refer to Part II, C. Project, and Grant Types).
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